Parkour …

Ah, the French, they’ve given us so many things, Saxophone reeds, Benedictine … and now parkour. A picture is worth a thousand words, you will quickly get the idea from this classic of the genre (no need to watch it all, it gets a bit tedious) …

David Belle, and Sébastien Foucan are in the video and along with Raymond Belle are credited with its invention in the 1980’s. The name is derived from “parcours du combattant“, the classic obstacle-course method of military training. With skills like these it is impossible to imagine any obstacle that could hinder a French army retreat.

It’s come a ways since then …

If only I had discovered this in my youth … I’d have become a trauma specialist.

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